This page outlines when a thesis can be deposited to ORA, and the requirements which must be met in order for the deposit to be eligible.
Current students must have been granted leave to supplicate following examination of their thesis to be eligible for deposit.
Theses should be deposited in good time (a minimum of five working days) in advance of graduation so that they can be processed by the ORA team.
Alumni and Oxford staff/researchers can deposit their thesis to ORA at any time.
The following conditions must be met in order to deposit your thesis:
Additionally, for current students:
For alumni and Oxford researchers/staff who graduated before the COVID-19 pandemic:
ORA reserves the right to refuse any item if any of these conditions are not met, or in any other exceptional circumstances.
Conditions regarding the deposit of physical theses to the Bodleian Libraries as detailed within the requirements surrounding a degree at Oxford have been changing. For information on physical theses deposit please see the section 'hard copy theses' and refer to the requirements of your degree.
Supplicate: Ask for a degree to be conferred at a degree ceremony. E.g. candidates who satisfactorily complete a DPhil are granted ‘Leave to supplicate’, meaning they have passed.